Each year Dave and Donna Hanson savor a piece of the wedding cake they first shared in 1961.

Minnetonka couple have made marriage – and cake – last for 57 years

A Minnetonka couple have been happily married for 57 years, and they have the original wedding cake to prove it.
West Metro
November 16
The new Dunkin' location in Richfield is the first in the Twin Cities with the restaurant chain's new stripped-down identity and dressed-up layout.

The latest Dunkin' in the Twin Cities is just a Dunkin'

The new location in Richfield also has a layout that resembles a coffee shop.
West Metro
November 16
Macy's MOA store gets upgraded to a 'top 50' store

Macy's MOA store gets upgraded to a 'top 50' store

Macy's MOA store gets upgraded to a "top 50" store
West Metro
November 16
Jason Gabbert, 49, of Plymouth, with a partial collection of baseballs he has amassed attending Major League Baseball games.

Fan banned from Target Field over pursuit of baseballs goes to bat to stay

Twins officials say Jason Gabbert, who chases baseballs thrown to fans in stands, has been disruptive, but he disagrees. One judge already has backed the team.
West Metro
November 16
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Contractor selected for building $2B Southwest LRT

The Met Council awarded a $799 million bid to Lunda/C.S. McCrossan, the lone bidder left in a process that dragged on for more than a year.
South Metro
November 15
A Savage police vehicle was struck by a motorist who has been charged with criminal vehicular operation causing bodily harm while under the influence

Bloomington man charged after striking Savage police squad

Officer Alex Casey was not seriously hurt in the crash Monday on Hwy. 13
South Metro
November 15

Richfield woman dies a week after wreck on Hwy. 13 in Savage

The crash occurred Nov. 4 at Quentin Avenue.
West Metro
November 15
The BolaWrap nonlethal restraint was demonstrated to representatives from local police departments at the Chaska fire station.

Chaska PD becomes first Minnesota police department to test BolaWrap 100

Officials hope device will provide options to police.
West Metro
November 15
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Southwest light-rail line clears significant federal hurdle

Met Council gets a sign that $929 million in federal grant money will be forthcoming, with construction expected to begin this winter.
West Metro
November 14
Dave Hutchinson, left, is Hennepin County sheriff-elect, but Rich Stanek has seven days to ask for a recount.

Hennepin County sheriff-elect retains law firm in case of recount

Outgoing Sheriff Rich Stanek has seven days to ask for a recount.
West Metro
November 14

Ex-prosecutor who was a suspect in Plymouth shooting is released from jail without charges

County attorney's office say Plymouth death is still under investigation and there's still no decision on charges.
West Metro
November 13
Sheriff elect Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson, who pulled one of the biggest upsets of election night by narrowly defeating Hennepin County Sheriff Rich S

Hutchinson win confirmed; Sheriff Stanek silent on recount

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek issued a statement congratulating Dave Hutchinson and said the transition is underway. But a spokesman said the sheriff wasn't ready to discuss whether he would ask for a recount.
West Metro
November 13
Shoppers made their way through a parking ramp at the Mall of America on Tuesday. A new camera-based parking system, currently up and running at the m

No more circling: Mall of America lights the way to open parking spots

The camera-based system is the mall's latest effort to make parking easier.
West Metro
November 13
A multivehicle crash had forced traffic off northbound Hwy. 169 in Edina for a time during the Tuesday evening rush hour.

Northbound Hwy. 169 reopens after multivehicle crash; one killed in separate crash

A multivehicle crash late in the Tuesday evening rush hour tied up traffic on northbound Hwy. 169 at Valley View Road in Edina. For about…
West Metro
November 13
A multivehicle crash had forced traffic off northbound Hwy. 169 in Edina for a time during the Tuesday evening rush hour.

Northbound Hwy. 169 at Valley View Road in Edina reopens after multivehicle crash

A multivehicle crash late in the Tuesday evening rush hour tied up traffic on northbound Hwy. 169 at Valley View Road in Edina. For about…
West Metro
November 13

Neighbor IDs man shot dead in Plymouth; ex-prosecutor from N.M. jailed

The shooting occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 3100 block of Walnut Grove Lane, police said.
Eat & Drink
November 13
Team behind Stanley's and Pub 819 opening new dog-friendly pub in St. Louis Park

Team behind Stanley's and Pub 819 opening new dog-friendly pub in St. Louis Park

When the Block opens it will offer a fun dog menu, and a rooftop patio is in the works, too.
West Metro
November 9

Hennepin County Board voted before election to refuse pay hike

One Hennepin County commissioner called it an election year ploy.
West Metro
November 9

State Patrol IDs man killed in west metro rollover collision

Authorities on Wednesday identified the driver who was killed in a rollover collision in Rockford. Bruce E. Burkowske, 56, of nearby Cokato, died in the…
West Metro
November 9

Man outside crashed pickup on Hwy. 169 is hit by several vehicles, critically hurt

A man standing outside a pickup truck after it crashed early Wednesday on an icy Hopkins highway was hit by five passing vehicles and critically…
West Metro
November 8

South Minneapolis gas station shooting victim was Bloomington teen

The Hennepin County medical examiner on Thursday identified a man who was fatally shot earlier this week outside a south Minneapolis gas station. Mohamed Ali…